Happy 2014! First project of the year!

How was your New Year’s Eve? Big parties, fireworks, a family gathering or just some great crafting time? Whatever you did, I’d like to wish you a happy and healthy 2014! We had a small family gathering with way too much food…if that wasn’t enough we just got done eating lunch at 3pm today…I’ve been eating non-stop for the past…ok, let’s not count! Remember the … Continue reading Happy 2014! First project of the year!

Underwear time! It’s not so easy!

I was convinced I would never sew my underwear….but I started seeing so many of you making beautiful versions…I was weak! In the end I gave it a go! I am embarrassed to say version one is Rosy Ladyshorts pattern! Clearly the problem only lies with my horrendous finishing skills! I used fold over elastic instead of lace trim. But I didn’t add the 1 … Continue reading Underwear time! It’s not so easy!

Ready to dance!

Though it’s not technically a sewing project…there is some sewing involved in making shoes…so I thought they can make an appearance on my sewing blog… I started taking flamenco classes again this year and I desperately needed new shoes…So I decided to get them from the famous Gallardo a Madrid based company that has been making flamenco shoes by hand since 1951. Flamenco shoes have … Continue reading Ready to dance!

Handmade presents for newborn: Open Wide Pouch & Bapron

Recently two friends had babies and I wanted to make a present no only for the baby…but also for their mom… So I thought pouches would be a good idea to carry around bits and bobs in a tidy fashion and would go nicely with an embroidered bapron. Anna from Noodlehead has recently released a very nice tutorial for these open wide pouches…and the bags … Continue reading Handmade presents for newborn: Open Wide Pouch & Bapron